Richland Grad Weitz Aiming High
PASCO, Wash. - CBC sophomore middle blocker Megan Weitz has proven herself on the high school level, the ju-co level, and now wants the chance to prove herself with a major university.
The six-foot Richland High grad leads the Hawks in every offensive category, and hopes to gain some interest form a larger school.
"I'm at a higher level than I've ever been," said Weitz. "I'm competitive, I can go to any level and play."
Her success this year is no surprise to coach John Patrick.
"In the off season she worked her butt off," he said. "She had a dream and she wanted something. I knew from the weight-room and her spring drills that she was gonna have a very good year."
She's taken a few turns in her playing career up to this point. Upon graduating in 2005, she had very few scholarship offers, and debated moving to Montana to play for a smaller private school. Eventually, she passed that up and went the junior college route, winding up with her old club coach, John Patrick at Columbia Basin.
She calls it a great decision.
"After high school, I wasn't ready to leave the house," she said. "Now I'm more mature, have a better game and much more confidence than I would have had coming out of high school and going straight to a university."
Now, starring on the second-ranked team in the NWAACC, she's close to achieving her original goal of catching on with a major program. "With the team we have and the level were playing at, it'll just help me get to where I want to go. I think it's possible."
Coach John Patrick thinks schools like Idaho and Eastern Washington will show interest when the November signing period rolls around.